US 1563736 A
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Dee. 1.,. 1925 C. B. FINK COMBINATON MEDICAL APPARATUS Filed June 2B, 192sA TTORNE Y Patented Dec. 1, 1925.
YCIHIRISTIAIT B. FINK, OF SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA.
ooivininirrioiv MEDICAL APPARATUS.
l Application filed June 28, 1923. Serial No. 648,385.
To @ZZ whom it may concern:
'Be it known that l, CHRISTIAN BQFINK, a citizen of the 'United States, and a resident of Ldan Francisco, county of'San Francisco, State. of California, have inventedl a new and useful Combination Medical iipparatus, of'which the following is a pensive apparatus to be used as an elec-V tric light bath apparatus.
A. further object of the invention is to provide a device of this character which can be quickly knocked down or set up as the occasion necessitates and which, when knocked down, can be folded to occupy a comparatively small space for shipment or storage.
ln the drawings:
l `igure 1 is a perspective view of the apparatus.
liigure 2 is a perspective view' of the frame.
Figure 3 is a vertical section of the portion between the screws 141 in Figure 1.
in carrying the invention into practice, l employ two identical sections 5--5 of a portable-knock-down frame. Each of these sections comprises two pieces of tubing arranged side by side and formed with a vertical branch 7 and a horizontal. branch 8. rThe vertical branches 7 telescope into supporting tubes 9, and as shown, the latter are formed with lugs 10 adapted to it in guide ways 11 secured to the ends of suitable base bars or rests 12. The branches 7 ot' the frame sections can be secured in their positions of vertical adjustment in the tubes 1l by means of set screws 12a.
The horizontal branches 8 are adapted to be rigidly joined together by means of short rods 13 which may be extended into said branches 8 and secured therein by set screws L1. Cross rods 15 connect the branches 8 of each frame section 5 and as illustrated, these rods are provided with sleeves 16 .in which the branches S are free to turn. T he rods 13 serve to permit the sections 5-5 13 are feed wires 21.
of said frame O to be readily assembled or disassembled as the occasion requires.
Each of saidY frame sections 5 has its horizontal branches 8 provided with a series of turnable sleeves 16 carrying sockets 17 for the accommodation of electric lamps 18. The line wire 19 of an electricv circuit is provided with switches 2O and leading from said 'switches to the respective sets of lamps These wires extend loosely through the branches 8 so that the latter'a'ct as conduits for said wires, and saidl wires'can be connected in the usual manner with the sockets 17, and sucient slack provided in the connections to permit of turning the sockets.
The appliance may be used in a sick bed or same can be mounted on any suitable weli known support. In view thereof, the base bars 12 can be spaced apart at the proper distance and mounted upon abed, and the lugs 10 of said tubes 9 brought into engagement with said guides 11. This supports the tubes 9 in vertical positions where they may freely accommodate the vertical branches 7 of'said frame sections 5.
After the frame has been mounted upon a bed or other support in the manner aforesaid, a covering' or canopy 22 is mounted over the entireV frame as clearly shown in i Figure 1. This canopy or covering consists of identical sections 23-23 formed of suitable well known material such as canvas.
kThe inner open ends of these sections are kmoved from the frame as desired. It provides an effective enclosure to accommodate the patient so that heat radiating from the lamps 18 may be applied in an eective manner against ythe body of the patient as will be understood. By overlapping the free inner ends of the sections 23, it follows that the covering or canopy is rendered practically air tight so as to prevent undue loss of heat. One section 23 of the covering 22 is formed with a head opening 25 to accommodate the head and permit same to be exposed from the covering While subjecting the body of the patient to treatment vot' the lamps 18. This opening can be located at any suitable place, or if desired, a number of such openings can be formed at suitable places in the covering to operatively aeco1nmodate the head of the patient according to a desired position of the body when eeeting the treatment.
As stated, the sleeves 16 maybe turned to cause the lamps 18 to extend at such vdesired angle as may be most suitable and in order that said lamp can be disposed at respectively diti'erent positions to the body of' the patient.
A device .constructed in accordance With the foregoing, is freely portable and is capable of being conveniently handled, knocked down or set up `as requred and is highly reliable for the purpose intended, Due to its structural and functional characteristics the device may be -employed with great success by physicians, nurses and the like, and said device is particularly designed for home treatment of various diseases. The device is of light Weight and consists of but few parts that can be manufactured and sold at a small cost. I claim:
A device of the class described comprising base bars at the respective lower ends of the frame, and means separable from the bars and .carried by said vertical branches for holding the trame 1n a relatively rigid condition.
GHRISTIAN B. FINK.